Archive for September, 2017

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Putting campus info in the palm of your hand

September 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU INsider has important information, such as the Chapel schedule, and some just-for-fun items, such as how many palm trees are on the Promenade.

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New labs, curriculum get students in a learning flow

September 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s third-year engineering students returned this year to cutting edge new labs and a spiffed up curriculum that allows them to easily apply a broad array of concepts. Students are conducting experiments with such high-tech lab equipment as the Reynolds Apparatus in the new transport phenomena lab and torsion and testers in the new biomaterials labs.

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Movement Day aims to get the givers moving as one

September 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Church and civic leaders from all over Arizona will gather Saturday at GCU Arena for the first Movement Day Arizona, designed to get things done for the abused and underprivileged. Executive Director Billy Thrall said GCU is the perfect site for the conference because of its heart for the community.

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Top Christian band coming to Arena on Thursday

September 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Big Daddy Weave, a contemporary Christian band best known for its hit song “Redeemed,” will be in concert Thursday night in the Arena.

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The rush is on for GCBC’s Stampede

September 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s newest creation — the Stampede energy drink — is racing off the shelves at Grand Canyon Beverage Company, run by students and alumni. “It’s been crazy,” GCBC General Manager Brennan Williams said.

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Fitness Facts: How to reduce stress

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Connie Colbert Director, Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic While a little stress is a good motivator and can keep us alert and productive, too much stress over long periods of time can be detrimental to your health. Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and might be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So it is important to discuss them with your doctor. You may experience any of the following symptoms of stress, according to Web MD. Emotional symptoms: Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind Feeling bad about yourself, low self-esteem, lonely, feeling worthless and having depression Avoiding others Physical symptoms: Low energy, headaches, upset stomach, aches, pains Chest pain and rapid heart rate, insomnia, frequent colds and infections Nervousness, dry mouth Behavioral symptoms: Change in appetite, procrastinating or avoiding responsibilities Exhibiting more nervous behaviors, such as nailbiting, fidgeting and pacing If you are having these symptoms or feel as if […]

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Avoiding jealousy

September 12, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

By Dr. Deb Wade GCU Vice President, Counseling and Psychological Services Have you unknowingly invited the green-eyed monster into the chambers of your heart or the pathways of your brain?  Jealousy, which can result from the act of comparison, can upset and upend even the strongest of mindsets. Sure, we probably can be a victim to the green-eyed monster that occasionally comes out to play whenever we are faced with someone prettier or more handsome, more popular or more successful, but the feeling is usually fleeting and harmless. However, when we intentionally measure our sense of self against the ideal image of another person, it can feed insecurity, impact one’s sense of worth or even lead to an obsession with the hopeless idea of trying to measure up. Discontent at the low end and disgust at the high end can be everyday realities one desperately and desolately battles. It can turn into a very dark obsession, indeed. Speaking of green … what about the myth of the greener grass? An occasional glance at another’s “yard” can be quite innocent. However, when one begins to make decisions based on the greener grass that is seen on the proverbial other side of […]

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GCU students rush to join hurricane relief efforts

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When Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students, put out a call for hurricane relief volunteers, students provided an overwhelming and heart-stirring response. A total of 629 signed up for a mission trip to aid ravaged Houston. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Global Outreach Manager Blake Small.

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Let Jesus calm turbulent times, Merrell tells Chapel

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ron Merrell injected a bit of a humor but a lot of heart into his Chapel talk Monday about the pain and suffering we all encounter. “When your soul, when your heart gets damaged and wrecked, when it is darkened, then you and I need to run to Jesus,” he said.

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Faculty work together to find academic solutions

September 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University faculty do a lot of sharing of information, and it cuts across all modalities. It’s all part of what University administrators call a “collaborative curriculum.”

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